Upgrading Pages templates was tricky until Invision Community 4.4. If a template set already existed, a new set was added in addition to the existing one. To avoid that, templates would have to be manually deleted before the upgrade and database templates had to be manually reassigned to the database after the installation of the new files. All of this changes with Invision community 4.5.
Pages templates are now part of apps/plugins. There is no need anymore to install the templates separately. (In fact, it’s barely possible anymore since the 4.5 Marketplace only allows single file uploads).
Linking the old products to the new ACP Marketplace
After upgrading to 4.5, you have to link all your existing 3rd-party products to the new ACP Marketplace. This process is described here:
You can only proceed after that. Otherwise no update options for the existing products are provided.
How to upgrade my Pages template sets ( like SuperGrid, SuperBlocks …)
After you finished the 4.5 onboarding process, updates will be recommended to you after a while. All my Pages products will appear under Plugins.
You can start an upgrade with a single click from the ACP. If there aren’t any customizations to the templates, the upgrade will be fully automatic and there is nothing you need to do. Both the plugin and the templates will be upgraded.
Dealing with template changes or customizations
If the templates appear to be customized, a new conflict dialog will appear as part of the plugin upgrade process. It will show you the old code (left) and the new code (right) next to each other and highlight the changes.
In general, it is recommended to click the “Use this version” button on the right for each template to use the new code. Once you made a decision, the code block will collapse and you can proceed to look at the next template. If you made a decision for every template, it will look like this:
You can now click Finish and Save. That’s it. Your plugin and all templates are up do date.